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84% of people in rural India don’t know what Internet is all about: Survey

According to a survey conducted jointly by IMRB International and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), 84 per cent of people in rural India are unaware of internet, 31 per cent of rural people do not have internet access point and 25 per cent of the rural population has no internet connection. The survey also reveals that 38 per cent people in rural areas do not feel the need for internet.

According to a survey conducted jointly by IMRB International and Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), 84 per cent of people in rural India are unaware of internet, 31 per cent of rural people do not have internet access point and 25 per cent of the rural population has no internet connection. The survey also reveals that 38 per cent people in rural areas do not feel the need for internet.

“The high percentage of people in rural India who are not aware of internet underlines the need for better infrastructure and schemes like Common Service Centres (CSC) and State Wide Area Network (SWAN),” Subho Ray, president, IAMAI, has said. “Such schemes will go a long way in increasing the internet penetration in rural areas.” [Source: Business Standard]

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